May 2013: Table of Contents
On the cover: We graded Hawaii’s public schools using official Department of Education data.
Photo: David Croxford
In a land that Hollywood treats like its own tropical backlot, one aspiring actor has a plan to make it big on the silver screen, without leaving home.
by david thompson
Grading the Public Schools
Once again, we’ve ranked more than 250 public schools across the state, using data from the state Department of Education. How does your school measure up?
by michael keany, research assistance by brad baris
Are Hawaii’s Schools Safe?
We look into what the Hawaii Department of Education is doing to prevent the unthinkable, and how well it's keeping students safe day to day.
by victoria wiseman
It’s been 20 years since a class-action lawsuit forced the state to dramatically overhaul the way it provided special-education services to the students who needed them. Two decades after the Felix consent decree, here is what special education looks like in Hawaii’s schools today.
by tiffany hill
Editor’s Page: Schools and Stars
How we're covering the public schools this year
by a. kam napier
Our readers respond.
A New Vietnam War Memorial
Reasons to get out and go in May
Books and Media
Nightmare on the 21st Floor
Unsolicited Advice: Take credit cards!
Mods vs. Rockers
Field Notes: Stump Trivia at The Manifest
Gatsby-inspired fashions, creative brooches, a new surf-wear collaboration and more.
by stacey makiya and brie thalmann
Ono: Food & Dining
Taste, a juice bar roundup, plus drinks at The Manifest
by martha cheng
From Our Files
HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.
by a. kam napier
Afterthoughts: Hot Wheels
My rides keep getting stolen, but I'm finally getting smarter.
by michael keany